Climate change is increasingly contributing to sea level rise and increasing floods, droughts and storm intensity while worsening food security, reducing the predictable availability of fresh water, endangering lives and livelihoods and exacerbating the spread of disease and other threats to human health in vulnerable countries throughout the globe.
The Adaptation Fund finances through grants concrete, localized projects and programmes that help vulnerable communities in developing countries adapt and build resilience to climate change. It also pioneered a climate finance modality called Direct Access, which empowers developing countries to build national capacities and design and implement adaptation projects directly.
The Fund currently funds adaption and resilience projects and programmes in more than 70 developing countries across the world, including in sectors such as water management, sustainable agriculture, food security, coastal zone management, disaster risk reduction, forests, and rural and urban development.
Resilient Cities 2018 congress participants are encouraged to donate one percent (1%) of their travel cost in solidarity with the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities to the Adaptation Fund. For more information, download theOxford Crowdfunding for AdaptationBrochure.